Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Nature is always a good source of sketch subjects. Here's a drawing obviously called Tree1:


If you rent a Vespa scooter from Jet City Scooters and ride it over the Magnolia bridge, you can find this very tree located outside a school building up in that Seattle neighborhood. Jet City Scooters will deliver the rented scooter directly to you anywhere in the greater Seattle area. Then they'll pick it up when you're done with the rental period. Finally, scooter rentals for the rest of us! Right here in Seattle.

Let me know if you need more specific directions... I could look up the address and get a MapPoint map of this tree's exact location... but I'm too lazy to do that now. Maybe next time I'll be more ambitious. More likely not.

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Happy birthday Lisa! I won't tell anybody how old you are today. Let's just say I'm still older... Not old, just older. (Track #6)

Here's another gecko I drew; this one came off of a cap that I wear when we run sometimes.


Speaking of running... Robin, Nathan and I ran our first 5k road race on Sunday. The "Issaquah Rotary Run 2003" was part of our annual Salmon Days festival here in town. Results were recorded by Perfect Time Events. (Check out our results live on the web by clicking on the hyperlink and scrolling down to the 2003 Issaquah Rotary Run.) We came in right smack in the middle of the pack. I ran it in about 27 minutes and Robin and Nathan came in around 30 minutes. Woo-hoo! Go Cole fam!


Saturday, September 27, 2003

How about a Gecko? Rachie loves this one...


I drew this one based on the back of a t-shirt that I brought home from Maui last time we went. Ah, Maui... It's been more than a year since we ran along your beautiful beach and tasted the fresh papayas at our outdoor breakfast table listening to the gentle sounds of the surf. We'll be back again someday.

In the meantime, at least I have a picture of a gecko to take a gander at every once in a while...

Mahalo for listenin'...!

Friday, September 19, 2003

Happy Anniversary, Robin! I love you! 16 more years of fun and adventure start today.

Here's my best nose capture to date... These lips and nose are precious to me.


I strive to be able to capture her whole face some day with my paper and pencil. A little bit of progress at a time, right?

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Blog, blog, blog. I don't have time to blog... ;)

I've been trying to get some new sketches posted to blog about: what can I say, quite often there's more to do than there is time in a day. I've got several unfinished sketches nearly done, some done but not scanned in yet, and some others still that ... let's just say ... you won't see them on this website.

My daughter took a Monart class and prodcued seven masterpieces this spring. You can check them out on the web at http://members.aol.com/DLRdave/Art/RachelMonart5thGrade.html.

This one was first: Hedwig, the most famous owl in all snowy owldom.


More to come...

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

OK. I have to get this one posted before April expires at midnight... Oops. Missed April on the east coast. Oh well.

My daughter and I did a one-shot "Monart" lesson one night at a homeschool association meeting. We copied a chameleon under the instruction of, well, the instructor.

My daughter did this one:

I did this one:

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Next post is ... well, OK, I have no idea what my next post will be because I haven't sketched it yet. Guess you'll just have to check back later.


Thursday, March 13, 2003

Whew. Time flies when you're not having fun, too.

Two months have gone by since I posted last... I did these sketches as a Christmas gift to my sister. She said it was OK to post them here. This is my niece and my nephew. Copied from great photos of them.

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Next post is a pair of pictures that my daughter and I did at an art lesson.

Stay tuned...

Monday, January 13, 2003

This is a quick sketch that I did of my daughter while she was watching TV this past Thanksgiving. It took me about an hour and because I was doing it quickly, it doesn't look exactly like her. It's close, but something's not quite right.

It's much easier to get realistic looking drawings when you can take your time and copy something that's static and unchanging. Live subjects are more difficult because they squirm and wiggle... ;)

Anyway, here it is:

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Coming soon: some even better "photo copies"...

Monday, January 06, 2003

Happy New Year!

Back to the book:

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This is a practice sketch of a line drawing published on p. 179 of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.

The human face makes an excellent drawing subject from any angle!

Next: a live subject profile.